Sad Little Breathing Machine

Sad Little Breathing Machine - Matthea Harvey

A third of the way through this book, I was thinking it was my least favorite of Harvey's three collections. Many of the poems feel so random, but of course I know they're not. As I continued and understood more and more how carefully constructed the entire book is in terms of its engagement (and disengagement) with narrative, I came to think this is actually the richest of her books in that the poems will reward the most re-reading. Look forward to it!